Kenneth Dohanish
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Obituary of Kenneth Dohanish

Kenneth Dohanish, 70, of Wanaque, formerly of Vernon, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2019 with his family by his side after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

 

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Kenneth was the son of Charles and Pearl Dohanish.  Ken grew up in Wallington, enlisting in the US Marine Corps immediately following high school.  He proudly served in the US Marine Corps as a Radio Operator, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines from 1967-1968 during the Vietnam War.  For his heroic actions on 20 December 1967, Ken was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor.  His selfless devotion to duty continued after the Marine Corps, retiring from the New Jersey State Police in 1998 after 27 years of dedicated service.  An avid golfer, he and his lovely wife retired in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Ken was involved with several organizations including the VFW and the American Legion.

 

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons, Kenneth and Jason and his wife Lauren; his sister, Christine Coghlan and her husband Victor; and his granddaughter, Sienna.

 

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday, October 23 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.  A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 24 at 10 am at St. Francis RC Church, Haskell.  Interment will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.